The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mercy Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure.
Mercy was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in April based on a rigorous review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.
Heart failure is a condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.
Hospitals that employ an evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to managing heart failure have been able to reduce time to treatment, and are able to identify and predict high-risk patients while also reducing length-of-stay and hospital readmissions.
“Mercy Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing Stark, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties and surrounding communities with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Mercy Medical Center with Heart Failure Accreditation.”
Hospitals receiving Heart Failure Accreditation from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process that involves: completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care, developing an action plan; a rigorous review; and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing of guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the precise care of heart failure patients. Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to better patient education, improved patient outcomes, and more effective and efficient disease control.
“Mercy is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure patients so we are very pleased to again earn the American College of Cardiology’s Heart Failure Accreditation,” said Ahmed Sabe, M.D., President, The Heart Hospital at Mercy Medical Center. “This accreditation is a testament to our dedication and achievements in cardiac care and I am very proud of our team.”Please click here for media inquiries